Celebrate New Opportunities: Gratitude List #25

Gratitude list image - seagull soaring in blue skiesMy gratitude list this week reflects the slightly slower, quieter week I’ve had. Which has very much been focused on settling the littlest into nursery, not leaving much time for anything else. But I havent minded spending more time at home than I’d usually like to, I think because I know maternity leave is coming to an end and soon this will all be a distant memory. So although its been a quiet week, its been a good week with lots to feel gratitude for, especially on the blog front as you’ll see!

#1 Being nominated for London’s favourite Mummy blogger in the Motherhood awards which I find incredibly flattering, but also insane considering how many amazing blogs and bloggers there are out there. I have no idea who or how many people nominated me, but thank you to anyone who did. I am beyond grateful!

#2 Making it into the top 250 Tots 100! Something that I am really excited about. I know it’s not all about the stats, but for me its an amazing achievement for my blog to be ranked as 211 out of over 10,000 other parent bloggers across the country.

#3 Being offered an exciting job opportunity at a new organisation and accepting it!

#4 Going for a lovely breakfast and bike ride in the park with our family on the weekend to celebrate both mine and my sister in laws new jobs.

#5 Going for a lovely lunch in Wimbledon with my sister in law, something that we’ve never really had the chance to do before.

#6 Finally finding a pair of jeans that I have been hunting down in stores for weeks with no luck.

#7 Ordering a garland for the little ones room after waiting for it to come back into stock over the last few weeks.

#8 Work on our garden finally starting after months of planning and conversations. I can’t wait until its finished and we can enjoy the lovely new space with the little ones and our families.

Read last weeks gratitude list here, or start from the beginning with the very first gratitude list here.

What are you feeling grateful for this week? I’d love it if you shared them with me in the comments section below.



  1. May 15, 2017 / 6:13 am

    Hi, what a great list as always. I think I shall be adding going out to breakfast and a bike ride to mine #MarvMondays
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  2. May 15, 2017 / 7:24 am

    Oh congratulations on the blogging nomination – how exciting? Also good luck with the new job too – what a good week for you. Lots to be grateful for, for sure x #MarvMondays
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  3. May 15, 2017 / 8:00 am

    I love these posts! Appreciation indeed…..it’s so easy otherwise to focus on the negatives in our lives. You have much to be thankful for! Congratulations on the blogging nomination! That’s so awesome. Have a fab week. #marvmondays.
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  4. May 15, 2017 / 8:05 am

    Congratulations, so much to be happy about. I think I might need to do one of these. I’m losing my way against the tide and need to remember the good things. #marvmondays

  5. May 15, 2017 / 8:35 am

    Such a great list. I love gratitufe lists – so much so, I even have my own little series going. They are such a great way to look back and remind ourselves of all the little things we experience which we should be grateful for, aren’t they? #marvmondays
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  6. May 15, 2017 / 12:47 pm

    Excellent gratitude list. I find writing things like this to be so rewarding. I should do this more often. BIG Congrats on the recognition, the awards, the new job, and all of these good things. #marvmondays
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  7. May 16, 2017 / 12:04 pm

    Wow …congratulations! You so deserve that. Your blog is lovely.
    Good luck with going back to work. A new job opportunity sounds amazing!

  8. May 17, 2017 / 8:20 pm

    Oh some great achievements there. How very exciting being offered a new job, I look forward to reading about it. Secondly, I love that feeling when you get a pair of jeans that fit well and have been after for ages! #marvmondays
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  9. May 20, 2017 / 12:58 am

    Kudos, congrats, and Mazel Tov! You have had some great week! I think I need to start a list like this! Thank you!
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  10. May 28, 2017 / 11:23 pm

    Congratulations on the award nomination, I hope you do well. Ive just signed up to tots100 in the lifestyle list so will be interesting to see what number I come up with next month. #marvmondays
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